Registration FAQs

The answers below address the most common questions we get from students registering for classes at BSU.

If your questions are not addressed here, contact Extended Learning at:
(218) 755-2068
(800) 852-7422
cel@bemidjistate.edu

What is my BSU ID number (TechID)?

Your BSU “TechID” is an 8-digit number that was assigned to you when your were admitted to BSU. If you do not have a TechID, or have misplaced it, you can call BSU Records at 218-755-2020 to retrieve it. You’ll need your BSU TechID to create your StarID through https://starid.mnscu.edu/. Your TechID can also be found on your transfer evaluation, and in e-Services.

If you would like a BSU Student ID card, contact Extended Learning to request a “Distance Education ID”.

I don’t know or can’t remember my MyBSU username or password – how do I find that?

Logging in to MyBSU requires your StarID. The username is your StarID followed by “@live.bemidjistate.edu”. The password is your StarID password. Your StarID password can be reset by following the “Forgot Password” link on the MyBSU login page. For help getting logged in, call the Student HelpDesk at (218) 755-4207, or email studenthelp@bemidjistate.edu.

Where do I get a registration access code?

Degree-seeking students will need an registration access code, which are randomly assigned codes specific to each student each semester (summer session registration does not require an access code). Contact your faculty advisor each semester for your access code, and to talk about upcoming course selections.

When I try to register for a class, I get an error message that I have a “hold”. What should I do?

There will be a message stating what type of hold you have.

Business Office Hold: Contact the Cashier’s Office, Deputy 202, or call 218-755-2046 for clarification of the financial hold and instructions on what you must do to have the hold removed.
Admissions Hold: Contact the Admissions Office, Deputy first floor, or call 218-755-2040 for clarification of the admissions hold and instructions on what you must do to have the hold removed.
Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA) Hold: Contact the Office of the Health Education Coordinator in Cedar Hall, or call 218-755-2080.
Health Services Hold: Submit evidence of current immunization records to Health Services in Cedar Hall or call 218-755-2053 for more information.

When I try to register for a class, I get an error message that a student program is required. What does this mean?

This means you are trying to register for a course that requires you to be admitted to a certain program, such as Professional Education, Graduate Studies, or Extended Learning. Please contact the appropriate department for information on criteria for being admitted to the program.

How do I obtain permission to register for a course that is full or requires instructor permission?

Contact the instructor of the course to request permission to add. If permission is granted, the instructor will do an override on the registration system. Once the override has been done, you must then add the course through the registration system.

I would like to audit a course or take it as P/NP, but the registration system won’t let me. What should I do?

In order to change the grading method for a course, you will need to submit an academic petition or letter to the Records Office by the deadline each semester. Courses required for your major, minor, emphasis, or liberal education requirements must be taken for a letter grade. Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for other restrictions that may apply.

How do I obtain permission to take an overload of credits?

You are restricted from taking more than 18 credits if your GPA is less than 3.00. Contact your advisor to request permission to have this restriction waived. If permission is granted, your advisor will do an override on the registration system. Once the override has been done, you may then register for more than 18 credits.

How do I obtain permission to drop a course?

Drops can be done through the registration system (see academic calendar for last day to drop). Instructor permission is not required to drop a course.

I am unable to drop a course due to a Business Office hold. What can I do?

Contact the Cashier’s Office at Deputy 202, or by calling 218-755-2046 for clarification of the financial hold and instructions on what you must do to have the hold removed.

Whom do I contact if I cannot locate my advisor or the instructor of a course?

Contact Extended Learning at 1-800-852-7422 or cel@bemidjistate.edu.

Whom do I contact if I experience difficulty with E-Services?

Contact the Records Office at 218-755-2020, records@bemidjistate.edu, or Extended Learning at 218-755-2068, cel@bemidjistate.edu.